"Cagney in Westchester" Presentation

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"Cagney in Westchester" is a topic of a lively digital slide presentation where author and historian Anthony Czarnecki will reveal the numerous connections James Cagney had with Westchester.  The great actor reached stardom as a result of his 1938 role in Angels with Dirty Faces, which was filmed in Sing Sing Prison in Ossining.  The movie is often cited as being one of the best films of all time, and a defining moment in Cagney's career.  Cagney would ultimately star in 60 films over a 40-year career that seems to have woven in and out of Westchester, including the filming of Yankee Doodle Dandy and Ragtime.  This public program will also mark the 125th birthday of the movie legend on July 19th.  The program is sponsored by the Ossining Library, the Westchester County Historical Society (WCHS) and the Ossining Historical Society and Museum.

Anthony Czarnecki wrote an article with the same title, "Cagney in Westchester," which appeared in the Spring 2024 issue of The Westchester Historian, the award-winning publication of WCHS.  Established in 1874 and celebrating its 150th year, WCHS is the eleventh oldest county historical society in America and the only organization that collects and promotes the county-wide history of Westchester.  The Society's comprehensive and accessible collection of books, pamphlets, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, maps and atlases, and images pertaining to the history and genealogy of Westchester County is housed in the state-of-the-art temperature-and-humidity-controlled environment of the Westchester County Records Center in Elmsford.

Pre-registration is not required.  All are welcome to attend.